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Illustrated history of the United States mint with a complete description of American coinage, from the earliest period to the present time. The process of melting, refining, assaying, and coining gold and silver fully described: with biographical sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, John Jay Knox, James P. Kimball, Daniel M. Fox, and the mint officers from its foundation to the present time. To which are added a glossary of mint terms and the latest official tables of the annual products of gold and silver in the different states, and foreign countries, with monetary statistics of all nations. Illustrated with phototypes, steel plate portraits and wood engravings, with numerous plates of photographic reproductions of rare American coins, and price list of their numismatic value